Tag Archives: darkness

Music Monday: Even If by Mercy Me

  It’s hard to imagine that we can do good when we are in difficult times. Our pain and our struggles are something to be carried and endured until they are over. We need help, and we don’t have anything … Continue reading

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The Thirteenth Station: Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross

John 19: 32-34, 38 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and then of the other one who was crucified with Jesus. But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they … Continue reading

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Light in the Darkness

As we work our way towards Lent, we approach a very bleak season. All the flowers will be replaced with empty branches. The music at church becomes somber and serious. We are called to refrain, to hold back, to limit. … Continue reading

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Exposed

I’ve always found it odd and infuriating that victims of sexual assault are typically left with feelings of guilt, shame, and unworthiness. If your house is robbed, there is trauma and fear, but there is generally no guilt or shame. … Continue reading

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Music Monday: From the Inside Out

“Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades.” So many parts of this song speak to me, but this line stands out a bit more brightly for me today. When everything else is gone, when everything has fallen away, … Continue reading

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Jesus loves me?

Spring break is here, and my children are home. I’ll be posting on MWF for the next couple weeks so I can spend time with them. I’ll be back to my regular schedule soon! Here’s today’s message: Don’t you love … Continue reading

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Lent is coming! (Part 1)

  I don’t know about you, but this Lent has sneaked up on me. On Wednesday, the flowers will be taken out of the sanctuary, the vestments will turn to purple, and the austerity of Lent will begin. Time to … Continue reading

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Turn on the Lights

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light from a single candle” – St. Francis of Assisi. Standing with all the innocent people who have died from police action, and all the innocent police officers who have died … Continue reading

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A Light in the Darkness

Holy Saturday begins in darkness, but there is light that is about to enter in. Outside the church is a fire, surrounded by those joining the church this day. From it is lit the Paschal candle, the “light of Christ” … Continue reading

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The Sun and The Moon

These next couple themes from our retreat teams are both light related. The first one says “No longer will your sun go down, or your moon withdraw. For the Lord will be your light forever.” The part that the theme … Continue reading

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